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Two Steams One Linux

Discussion in 'STEAM Powered Linux' started by booman, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Ironically I will be using two versions of Steam when playing PC Games in Linux.
    I will be using Windows Steam with PlayOnLinux (Wine) so I can play my old games and I will be using Linux Steam for newer games as they arrive.

    What is the best way to refer to the two Steams?

    Lets keep it simple
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    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    I like Win-steam and Lin-Steam....seem to render clarity to the situation... But I'm easy to persuade if something else pleases more.
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    how about:
    wsteam
    lsteam

    or is that too Linuxie?
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    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    I think we want our abbreviation to be immediately understandable to the newbie, if it's not we will have to explain each time we use it...no?
    Win-steam and Lin-steam I think will be more understandable and therefore more useful.
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    fine you win!
    but I'm not happy about it :)
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    Just because I won doesn't mean I'm happy about it...yeah right! LOL
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    show off!
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    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    I'll try to do better.":O}
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Arg!
    I was calling them WinSteam and LinSteam... is this ok? Its quicker than adding the dash inbetween.

    We could go totally Linuxese and call them:
    winstm
    linstm

    Right? Isn't that how Linux naming schemes work?
    How about: LNS
    L - Linux
    N - Native
    S - Steam

    or PYGOLS

    P - Play
    Y - Your
    G - Games
    O - On
    L - Linux
    S - Steam
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    Gizmo Chief Site Administrator Staff Member

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    PYGOLS

    Are those related to seagulls? Or Pythons? Or a Python-Seagull cross-breed?

    And don't forget, PYGOLS backwards is SLOGYP!

    I really don't care what we use, so long as we are consistent.
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Thats funny, I was just goofing off anyways... kinda poking fun at Linux developers
    I like WinSteam and LinSteam.
    WinSteam can be Windows Steam or Wine Steam... same thing
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    Remember, if the user can't immediately understand our abreviations, we will have to explain them...over and over again...Just so you know...":O}
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    You realize I was kidding right?
    Just making fun of Linux developers naming schemes
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    Oh thank God...er... yeah sure I knew you kidding! ":O}

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